Monday, March 19, 2012

My Indoors Version of Spring - Mantle Decor

      Is it Spring yet at your house? It is at mine, and I am loving it! Fresh green leaves, and flowers are always going to put me in a good mood, every time. I decided it was high time to add a little Spring indoors. I don't know how you typically go about your decorating process, but mine usually goes something like this...Glance up and catch sight of mantle. Decide I cannot stand looking at the current decorating situation one second longer.

      Dash off madly to the attic and my "junk tote" outside to drag in anything and everything that even remotely makes me think of Spring. Rusty shovel pieces, dusty clay saucers, and musty old seeds in mason jars are all acceptable decor in my domain.

    I typically end up stealing something from some other room in the house, like this scrap wood sign that I made a while ago for my bedroom.

      Of course, no display could possibly be achieved without a quick run outside to douse something in spray paint, usually while burning dinner on the stove. In this case, hot pink Easter eggs, got a nice makeover with some white spray paint.

     My center "wreath" came from the top of a plant hanger that I used here. I twisted on some flowers, and it adds just the right pop of color. I'm not a gigantic fan of fake flowers, but they do have the distinct advantage of not dying on me. We all know how insanely wonderful I am at keeping things alive after all.

       As you know, pretty much all of my high class looks are gathered from thrift stores and garage sales for next to nothing.  Friday, I'm going to show you through an entire store filled with beautiful examples of someone's brilliant use of someone else's castoffs. You will love this, so don't forget to check back in! Have a happy week!
P.S. The winner of the MyMemories giveaway is Mary! Hurray you!! You can still use the code STMMMS77964 to get $10 off your order even if you did not join the giveaway, or are not a follower of this blog.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;


  1. Beautiful spring mantel! Love all the details and elements you put together to make a pretty vignette. I love spring decorating!!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. I updated my mantle a couple weeks ago. Pictures to follow, soon! ;)

  3. I am always looking at people's mantels. I love mantels. Great job. I'm a new follower.

  4. I love it! Especially the sign, rusty shovel, and clay pots. What a smart take on a "spring" mantle. This has my wheels turning.
    Jen @

  5. Love all of it, esp the little blue bird house, and the milk sign - oh and the shovel head - nice touch!

  6. Your blog is so cute, I'm happy I found it! The pics are awesome! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too, if you'd like. My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday. I hope you'll come and link up!